American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

I continue my essay series, American Odd, with a look at the history of the American roadside attraction in Jim Heimann’s classic California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture. Continue reading American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

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The MP Johnson Interview

I recently reviewed MP Johnson’s bizarro lit novel, The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone, a touching tale about a boy who runs away to Green Bay, WI with his favorite pig, Pork Knuckles Malone. I had the privilege of seeing MP Johnson perform live at CONvergence in Bloomington, MN. He read an excerpt of his novel as well as his short, “Berserkoids are here!” We talked about the bizarro genre, pork products from Aldi, and why Lloyd Kaufman hasn’t called. Continue reading The MP Johnson Interview

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Hellboy, by Mike Mignola

In this week’s installment of Karl Wolff’s essay series, “On Being Human,” he explores the comic book series “Hellboy,” and a how a cigar-chomping hell demon, who also happens to be a practicing Catholic, works to save the world for Rasputin, Nazis, and all manner of Lovecraftian nightmarish entities. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Hellboy, by Mike Mignola

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